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As many readers of this blog know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employees to sue for overtime and minimum wage violations on behalf of themselves and those “similarly situated” in a “collective action.”

January 22, 2021
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In the past, U.S. and Canadian courts have not been receptive to litigation of human rights issues solely related to plaintiffs who are neither citizens of nor located in either country.

December 2, 2020
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One question that employers have been asking since the onset of the pandemic is whether they could be sued by employees who get sick as a result of being exposed to an infected coworker.

November 10, 2020
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Many view renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind) as having a low environmental risk profile and are not prepared for the myriad compliance and enforcement risks that may arise from the development of renewable power projects.

Published by Renewable Energy World

October 19, 2020
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Many view renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind) as having a low environmental risk profile and are not prepared for the myriad compliance and enforcement risks that may arise from the development of renewable power projects.

Published by Renewable Energy World

October 13, 2020
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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has made clear that it is pursuing civil enforcement actions and criminal prosecution of individuals and entities exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic for their own gain, as seen in the U.S. Attorney General directing all U.S. Attorneys to prioritize these investigations and prosecutions.

August 26, 2020
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A recent decision by a federal judge in New York could open a door to claims for benefits by furloughed employees under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”).

August 7, 2020
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V&E partners Mike Dry and Fry Wernick, both former senior federal prosecutors at the Department of Justice (DOJ), give their assessment of recent events in Washington, DC and what it could mean for you and ...
July 16, 2020
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Typically, an employees’ exclusive remedy for work-related injuries is through their state’s workers’ compensation system. As an example, suppose an employee suffers a work-related injury as a result of her employer’s negligence.

July 10, 2020
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In its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, The Walt Disney Company announced that it is “committed to ensuring that more women . . . have the chance to contribute in meaningful ways, in all areas of our business.

July 7, 2020
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The global coronavirus pandemic has brought confusion and uncertainty to just about every aspect of life, but one thing remains constant: following a dramatic drop in stock price, an issuer’s public statements will be scrutinized, and securities litigation may follow.

June 23, 2020
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In early June, federal agencies brought some of the first enforcement actions against COVID-19 securities fraudsters, involving over $100 million in fraudulent claims and profits, making good on their promise to investigate and prosecute those seeking to fraudulently capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis.

June 18, 2020